Lessons / Articles

1970s

HOW TO PLAY “FATHER AND SON”

In this post we will learn how to play Cat Steven’s classic hit (he did have quite a number of hits) called “Father and Son”. As of this writing, this is [...]

BORN TO RUN – BRUCE SPRINSTEEN

On this post we will learn how to play the guitar riff or the melody part of “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. This is the title track of the album with the same name. [...]

I SHOT THE SHERIFF BY ERIC CLAPTON

While the song I Shot The Sheriff is a composition by Bob Marley, it became a runaway hit when Eric Clapton composed it. The song became the #1 in USA and stayed in the [...]

HOW TO PLAY LA GRANGE GUITAR

La Grange is a real town in Texas. If you don’t believe me, you can go ahead and contact Coke (the softdrink company). Coca-Cola had a bottling plant there. Click Here [...]

HOW TO PLAY SULTANS OF SWING

Sultan of Swing is the first single by Dire Straits. Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother [...]

HOW TO PLAY BROWN SUGAR

After “Satisfaction“, I am actually expecting to blog about “Angie”. I think those are my only 2 Rolling Stones songs that I know and that I know how [...]

REBEL REBEL BY DAVID DOWIE GUITAR

Rebel Rebel is one of the famous Glam Rock of the 70s and David Bowie is the had the most mainstream success in this type of Rock! This is a fairly easy song to play and have [...]

HOW TO PLAY LOLA BY THE KINKS

Here is another song from The Kinks. The first song of the band that we featured here at RiffRiff.com is “You Really Got Me” and just like that song, this is [...]

HOW TO PLAY “IMAGINE”

John Lennon is one of the most influential person in his time both in music and in politics. And when we hear his name, we instantly think of his most famous solo song [...]